Martin S Kluger, PhD

Research Scientist in Immunobiology

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Office of Student Research

Vascular Biology and Therapeutics Program


Martin S. Kluger, Ph.D. is a vascular immunobiologist studying the inflammatory responses of microvascular endothelial cells. These cells serve a central role in inflammation by acting as a systemic gateway for immune access to all vascularized organs of the body. For example, the molecular mechanisms by which microvascular EC respond to cytokines (as well as to pathogen-activated and damage-activated molecular patterns, PAMPs and DAMPs) regulate capillary leak in the pathology of sepsis, which is a critical step in progression of this disease to multi-organ dysfunction. As a member of the editorial board at the Journal of Investigative Dermatology (ranked number one for dermatology) he has reviewed and edited many articles on vascular biology of the skin, and at annual meetings for the Society for Investigative Dermatology, he has led symposia on Angiogenesis and Vascular Biology. Dr. Kluger joined the Yale School of Medicine faculty after completing a NIH-funded post-doctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Jordan S. Pober (Yale Department of Immunobiology) that included training in immunobiology, dermatology and vascular biology. In 2011 he joined the Department of Immunobiology and since 2004 has been a faculty member of the Program in Vascular Biology and Therapeutics, where he supervises the graduate student/post-doctoral trainee Research-in-Progress seminar series.

Education & Training

PhD University of Connecticut (1994)
N.I.H Postdoctoral Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellow Yale University School of Medicine

Professional Service

  • Freshman Advisor advising incoming Yale College freshman on their course selections and adjusting to college life on the Yale campus Yale College (2013 - 2014)

  • Calhoun Fellow serving as a resource for Yale College undergraduates seeking mentoring from adult and professional members of the college community. (2013 - 2014)

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Martin S Kluger, PhD

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Tight Junction Disassembly in Inflammation